Category Archives: God’s provision

WAS THE OT GOD TOO HARSH OR LONG SUFFERING?

In his classic book, The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul deals with this issue in some detail. OT Jehovah gets criticized by some for His presumed harshness in dealing with the Canaanites for example. (1) “Far from being a history … Continue reading

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How do you encourage friends to make good decisions? How do you promote good causes?

One wonderful little, New Testament book is a treasure trove of appeals to making right decisions! Similar to OT book of Proverbs, Philemon offers about a dozen reasons for complying with the apostle Paul’s request. How many encouragements can you … Continue reading

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Why does God place preconditions on His love and entering His heaven?; “believe or perish.” Reply: We humans know the importance of avoiding toxic chemicals, polluted water, diseased foods. Evil greatly offends a holy God! Sin would pollute heaven. Heaven would become wicked like earth is. God loves people but He also loves purity and respect. -Part 1

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Why Do Many Young People Struggle With Self Image, acceptance by peers? Some need to return to the center of the universe–let the soft winds of eternity blow over their souls. More simply put, nail down core values–decide who you are and where you are going in life. Be inner-directed not jerked around by others’ agendas and desires. If I am a child of the King that is BIG Stuff! Who cares what the world thinks of me? They don’t understand (1 Cor 2.14)! The most loving person in the world, Jesus Christ, was rejected by many. Should committed Christians expect better acceptance? And, if ‘friends’ cannot accept my core values, they cannot accept me. They are not real friends. Better to find it out now. Ask Jesus to give you one or two godly buddies.

Young or old, we need to find our acceptance in God and Jesus. Until we know Him we will not understand why He created us or our reason for being and self image. First things first. The life-is-all-about-me, mindset is … Continue reading

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Is Missile Technology New? Can You Call In ‘Air Strikes’?

        A favorite Old Testament of mine story is in 2 Kings 1. Evil King Ahaziah’s soldiers attempt to arrest Elijah the prophet. God has just had Elijah inform Ahaziah that because he sought supernatural advice from an idol, Beelzabub, he … Continue reading

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Here’s A Free Counselor With Time-tested Advice

            Counseling, advice-giving is big business today. Many of us can  use some  advice is some area. Relationship hassles? Money issues? Guilt and strife? Anger and family problems? Divorce? Addictions? The Bible has many promises … Continue reading

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Weak Believers, Satan And Open Doors

       A Christian in the middle of life exited this world suddenly. This recent tragedy occurred to the dismay of family members.  JJ had gotten resentful and dissatisfied with his church.  Already a weak believer, JJ did not plug into … Continue reading

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Angry? Depressed? Check The Guilt Bucket

        The conscience has a memory like an elephant. We know that not living up to our expectations or plain old sin can bring guilt. Disappoint and failures bring guilt. If we manifest this it often comes … Continue reading

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“I’m Far From God, But Why Is Life So Hard?

                        Jesus wants to be our shock absorber! (Matt 11.28-30) Running  from God’s obedience also leaves His blessings, His provision, His protection behind. (Jn 10.10; 2 Cor 7.10). Joy is abiding in Jesus. Find Jesus, find joy. “the joy of … Continue reading

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Salvation By Grace Vs Cheap Grace: Will Redeemed Saints Continue In Sin?

  “being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Rom 3.24 NAS). Jesus’ gracious death on the Cross has already paid for the repentant sinner’s sins. No one can earn his  way to  … Continue reading

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